‘Force Unleashed’ gets even sweeter

Gaming

LucasArts announced this week that their upcoming multiplatform epic “Star Wars: The Force Unleashed” will be coming to Nintendo’s Wii after all – and that it will have a taste of the Wii Remote-fueled lightsaber combat Wii owners have been dreaming of!According to LucasArts, Nintendo’s motion-sensitive remote control will serve as the Jedi’s signature weapon, while the Nunchuk controller will be used to manipulate objects and opponents with the Force.

Concept art of “Star Wars: The Force Unleashed” from LucasArtsMore from LucasArts: “The Force Unleashed casts players as Darth Vader’s ‘secret apprentice’ and promises to unveil new revelations about the Star Wars galaxy. The game’s expansive story is set during the largely unexplored era between Star Wars: Episode III Revenge of the Sith and Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope. In it, players will assist the iconic villain in his quest to rid the universe of Jedi – and face decisions that could change the course of their destiny.”

The Wii version will also add an exclusive duel mode in which players can compete head-to-head with their friends.

More information about the game can be found at the game’s official Web site, www.theforceunleashed.com, which will continue to release details throughout the year.